About This Place
Blue Lake (formerly, Scottsville) is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Blue Lake is located on the Mad River 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Eureka, at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m). The population was 1,253 at the 2010 census, up from 1,135 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), over 95% of which is land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Blue Lake had a population of 1,253. The population density was 2,015.6 people per square mile (778.2/km²). The racial makeup of Blue Lake was 1,094 (87.3%) White, 5 (0.4%) African American, 55 (4.4%) Native American, 13 (1.0%) Asian, 4 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 24 (1.9%) from other races, and 58 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 82 persons (6.5%).